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Mike Watson (Mike G)

Mike Watson (Mike G), founder of Ambient Music Guide I live in Australia and have been been playing and writing about ambient and related music since my university days in the late 1980’s. I have produced and hosted a variety of FM and online radio shows and podcasts over the years. These including The Cosmic […]

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Ambient Music Guide is and always has been non-profit and fully independent. I have to meet the costs of hosting, bandwidth, domain ownership and ongoing technical maintenance of the site. Occasionally, readers and listeners such as yourself offer to donate money to help keep this website going and for this I am grateful. I’ve set […]

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A Short History of Ambient & Downtempo Music

by Mike G “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” – Aldous Huxley Sitting, listening, chilling. Music for background or foreground. Music for tripping, for relaxing, or challenging us with a new perspective. At the start of the third millennium, ambient and downtempo music makes perfect sense. As the Western […]

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About Ambient Music Guide

“I’ll play it first and I’ll tell you what it is later.” – Miles Davis   Ambient Music Guide started life in 1992 as a reference book manuscript. In 2001 it became a website, in retrospect one of my better life choices. The years of accumulated grief from shopping it around unsympathetic publishers soon disappeared […]

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